Lawndale Dental Bridges & Crowns
Creating a More Beautiful Smile with Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns, or caps, are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse.
Crowns can also be used to create a more aesthetic look when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
We create and produce crowns in our office using a CEREC machine thereby making the process more efficient for our patients. In some cases, we can deliver a crown on the same day.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with attractive, artificial teeth, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.
We create quality bridges and strive to provide these as quickly and as gently as possible.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a treatment for tooth loss, which is usually caused by tooth decay, injury, or periodontal disease. You can get a dental implant for just one or multiple missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause difficulties eating and speaking, and the appearance of missing teeth can affect your self-esteem. Getting dental implants may be able to help.
Benefits and Advantages
Dental implants carry some advantages over some other forms of tooth replacement. They are more comfortable, natural-looking, and convenient than some other methods like dentures. They are better for your oral health compared to bridges. Plus, dental implants are quite durable and capable of lasting a lifetime.
How a Dental Implant Is Done
While you are under anesthesia, your oral surgeon will create an incision in your gum to reach your jaw bone. The dentist will then drill a small tunnel into that bone. A replacement tooth root is then screwed into this opening. The replacement root is made of titanium so that the false tooth will stay in securely. The false tooth is then attached to this replacement tooth root above the gums.
The replacement tooth or crown that you receive will be a natural match to the rest of your teeth. Your dentist will make impressions of your teeth to ensure the crown blends in perfectly with your other teeth and your bite to prevent jaw discomfort. The crown will also be the same color as the rest of your teeth so that your mouth both looks and feels better.
Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. If you’re looking to replace some missing teeth, call the Bay Dental Center to inquire about getting some dental implants.
With our CEREC machine we can produce crowns and bridges in the office thereby making the process more efficient for our patients